Togo National Museum
Togo National Museum is the national museum of Togo. It is located in the capital of Lomé. Founded in 1975, it houses ethnographical, cultural and artistic exhibits. It is located in the Congress Palace near the Independence Square , opposite the hotel February 2 . This fully air-conditioned museum is the perfect place to discover Togolese culture . Inside, well-lit display cases tell the local story and present excellent specimens of traditional art.
There are beautiful painted maps and Togo's past is represented by old photos and drawings. Other showcases show musical instruments , objects dating back thousands of years, pots of clay , baskets decorated with shells and calabashes used to preserve food and water. Of wood carvings , the clothes , the metalwork , the tobacco pipes and textiles are also on display.
Some of the major attractions around Togo National Museum include: the International Museum of the Gulf of Guinea which hosts most of the private collection of merchant and collector Rene David, Musee Regional du Centre and Musee Regional des Savanes. Other attractions include: Place de I’Independance which is a symbol of Togo’s independence in 1960, the palm fringed sandy Lome Beach, Coco Beach and the Eyadema Stadium.